Whether you're thinking of moving, or just want a lesbian-friendly city to visit, these cities and and towns are our top lesbian cities in the United States.
1. Northampton, MassachusettsDubbed as "Lesbianville U.S.A." by the The National Enquirer in 1992, Northampton, MA is the best city in America for lesbians. The Northampton area has always been a great place to live, and because gays and lesbians can get legally married in Massachusetts, it tops our list. Northampton is a small town, but because of the numerous universities, including Smith College, Northampton has all the cultural offerings of a big city.
If Northampton is Lesbianville of the East, Portland is Lesbianville of the West. Lesbians flock to Portland for the same reasons straights do, it's a great place to live. Among other distinctions, Portland was rated the Best Walking City and Best Bicycling City in America. Oregon has a comprehensive domestic partnership law and protections for LGBT workers. Portland residents lean to the left and you're likely to find two women holding hands, pushing a baby stroller or out for drinks in any neighborhood of the city. Add a great music scene, the only out NCAA basketball coach and plenty of lesbian hangouts to the mix, and you've got the cocktail for one amazing place for lesbians to live.
San Francisco must be the gayest city on earth. And it's not just the boys who find home here. Whether you're a young, politcal dyke or gender queer or a six-figure power lesbian, San Francisco can't be beat. Take a stroll in Golden Gate Park or shop for wedding bands in the Castro. With one of the nation's best domestic partnership rulings and child protection laws, San Francisco is also a great place to raise a family.